What Can Gold Do for Our Money?

One of the chief virtues of a gold standard is that it serves as a restraint on the growth of money and credit. It makes runaway government deficit spending and major monetary catastrophes such as hyperinflation practically impossible. Opponents of a gold standard can’t defend the political malpractices that are enabled by a fiat currency … Read more »

Securing Our Money through Currency Competition

By Jp Cortez of Sound Money Defense League Competition is a good thing. It brings out the best in athletes. It brings out the best in students. It brings out the best in companies. Since monopolies remove the positive effects of competition, however, it makes sense to reexamine one of the most detrimental monopolies that … Read more »

Rolling Back the Taxes on Our Constitutional Money

By Jp Cortez of Sound Money Defense League Imagine if you asked a grocery clerk to break a $5 bill and he charged you a 35 cent in tax. Unfair, right? After all, you were only exchanging one form of money for another. But try walking to a local precious metals dealer in more than … Read more »

How Unsound Money Fuels Unsound Government Spending

Sound money advocates are often hit with the charge of being “doom and gloomers.” Yes, we do warn that unsound monetary policies enable unsustainable fiscal commitments, which will lead eventually to a currency crisis. Sound money advocates are also often portrayed as party poopers. Yes, we do seek to take away the bottomless punch bowl … Read more »

The Escalating War on Cash and What It Means For Metals

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By Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange Government bureaucrats, central bankers, and Wall Street executives all have their own reasons for hating the cash in your wallet. So, no surprise, they are working closely together to rid you of it. The war on cash is intensifying and bullion investors are wondering what the transition to a … Read more »

Why the Federal Reserve Always “Happens” to Be Wrong

By Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange “The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth.” – Alan Blinder, former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman   The Federal Reserve Board finds itself back in a quandary of its own making. When Fed chair Janet Yellen pushed through an interest rate … Read more »

The Dethroning of Cash: Discouraged, Penalized, Even Banned?

Stock market gyrations and deteriorating global economic conditions in the early goings of 2016 sent investors fleeing for safety. Or at least what is commonly thought to be safety. Many in the financial media are now trotting out the bromide that “cash is king.” A sampling of recent headlines illustrates how pervasive the thinking is: … Read more »

Steve Forbes Speaks Out on the Presidential Race, Fed Recklessness, and Gold

Forbes Pulls No Punches in Exclusive Interview with Money Metals Exchange Mike Gleason, Director, Money Metals Exchange: It is my great privilege to welcome Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, CEO of Forbes, Inc. to our Money Metals Exchange podcast.  Steve is also author of many fabulous books, including Flat Tax Revolution, How Capitalism Will … Read more »

How Precious Metals Investors Can Trump the Establishment

As the presidential primaries quickly approach, the establishment is in panic mode over the prospect of losing control. It’s not just about Donald Trump. The political class, the “mainstream” media, Wall Street, and the central banking cartel are all losing credibility in the eyes of the public. 2016 is shaping up as the year of … Read more »

Central Planners Freaking Out about Discussion of Gold’s Role

By Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange Growing Support for Sound Money Rankles Fed Apologists Sound money issues make for good politics these days. The leading Republican candidates have all suggested reforms to our monetary system. The topic is popping up in debates as well as interviews. Predictably, Fed worshippers and proponents of central planning everywhere … Read more »

A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

Several Republican presidential candidates are floating the idea of returning to some form of a gold standard in the U.S., although none have gone into any great detail. So, how might a modern gold standard work? It’s a question that requires us to do more than just look to the past with an eye toward … Read more »

From the Echoes of 1776: A Monetary Revolution Is Coming

Is America on the cusp of a revolution that will usher in a new monetary order? The lessons of history tell us that no fiat currency retains its value for long or lasts forever. And as Shakespeare noted, “what’s past is prologue.” Major episodes in monetary history often stem from political revolutions. Just as there … Read more »